Original Selbu

Sold Original Selbu poster designed by Per A. Johansen

 

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Designer: Per A. Johansen
Decade: 1950
Dimensions:61 x 44 cm
Grade: A-/B+
Printed in: Norway
Printed by:Aktietr. Litografiske avd. Trondheim
Category: Product / Other
Ski / Sports
Description:

This is a cool original vintage Norwegian poster promoting hand-knitted products of Selbu.

The knitting traditions of Selbu Norway are hundreds of years old, but around 1850 an 11-year-old girl, Marit Emstad, created a little knitting revolution. She often knitted while working as a summer shepherd with yarn in her pocket or basket. Marit decided to try knitting with two different colored threads instead of one. The results were great patterns and a technique that soon became popular. The black/white eight-petal rose, is known by most Norwegians as the "Selbu Rose”.

Selbu is about one hour north of Trondheim. A must for a knitting nerd!

 


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